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Operating Suite

Welcome to Mercy Medical Center’s new Operating Suite. Mercy is a pioneer in the evolution of outstanding medical care, as evidenced by our new Operating Suite. Mercy’s superior medical staff and state-of-the-art equipment have earned the Medical Center a respected reputation statewide. Patients receive exceptional quality care from our well-trained, experienced and committed staff. Mercy offers the most up-to-date technology and equipment, in the most advanced facility, to meet all your surgical needs.

Highlights of the Operating Suite:

  • Nine operating rooms, one cystoscopy room, and a larger space for ancillary support services, such as patient holding and equipment storage
  • PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) provides space for twelve patients in recovery; allowing improved patient observation and support space including centralized cardiac monitoring, patient bathrooms and a contact isolation room
  • Full-service surgical services (excluding open heart surgery and transplants)
  • All Operating Room nurses and technicians are educated on, and experienced with, all new equipment and procedures being used in the Suite
  • Instruments and equipment are available to facilitate minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Two of the rooms have been designed with more space for orthopedic services, specifically for total hip and knee surgery
  • State-of-the-art laminar flow system provides HEPA filtered airflow around the surgical field in each Operating Room
  • All rooms are equipped with monitors on mobile shelves to display the surgical case in progress
  • All new Operating Room lights, which are camera ready, allow viewing of the surgical field
  • Four select rooms are outfitted with equipment rooms, which hold equipment such as monitors, cautery, insuflator, etc; these rooms provide easy access to gases and electrical outlets
  • Four lasers (Holmium, CO2, Argon, Iris) are available for select surgical procedures requiring this technology
  • Two rooms equipped with a new voice-activated system which allows surgeons control over virtually all of the equipment in the room, as well as, the ability to communicate with other departments such as laboratory and radiology
  • New computerized pneumatic tube provides rapid access to the laboratory, pharmacy, and histology
  • Physician dictation room equipped with three computers
  • Televisions offer additional patient comfort as patients wait in the holding room
  • Beautifully appointed family waiting room adjacent to the surgical area

Enhancements for patient comfort, convenience and privacy:

  • A New Ambulatory Surgery Unit
  • Provides 27 pre-admitting/post-recovery spaces and ancillary functions adjacent to the new operating suite
  • A New Endoscopy Suite
  • Houses five procedure rooms incorporating the most advanced equipment anywhere
  • A New Sterile Instruments Processing Area with all state-of-the-art sterilization equipment